Midnight Garden

Midnight Garden

A Poem by Damien Thibodeaux
"

Have you ever made love in a cemetery?

"

 

Midnight Garden

 

In the hours after dark,

just as the clock strikes twelve,

we meet in front of the iron gates

leading to our midnight garden

You smile at me and grasp my hands

I am your yesterday and you are my tomorrow

 

But, when we close our eyes to sleep,

our nights become one under the full moon

Walking hand in hand down the brick paths,

which lead us through aged stones of forgotten names

to a place of passion and secret desires,

where we lay on the earth among them

 

The blue glow of the moonlight on your skin

casts silver shadows on your breast

and reflects the hunger in your eyes

The taste of your sweet flesh

awakens something deep inside my core

And I lose myself in you

 

Giving in to the moment, like ravenous dogs

devouring the beat of our rhythmic breath,

we will disturb the quiet essence of this place

There will be no rest for the interred this night

until ecstasy washes over us

and leaves us exhausted in its wake

 

Under watchful eyes of silent voyeurs,

longing for this human touch

for which they are now eternally denied,

we walk hand in hand back down the brick paths

Just before dawn, we exit our midnight garden, we part

Me to my yesterday, you to your tomorrow

 

July 2013

 


© 2013 Damien Thibodeaux



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I love the elegance in this piece! It told such a powerful, romantic and longing story. A secret lovers meeting place...I'm sure we all wish to have one. It read like a dream, so smooth.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Svetlana! I am glad you stopped by.
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I like this. I thought it was about magic being compared to love at first but i think i get it now. And i love the way you ended it. Perfect.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

2 Years Ago

Thanks, man. It is one of several I wrote for Jess (cursed), and probably my best critiqued work. .. read more
"reflects the hunger in your eyes"... once i read this line... i become completely hung on your words. They're so tragically beautiful... so full of dark, elemental ecstasy and passion. A beautiful write! x

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I am deeply honored by your review. You've made me very happy tonight.
True romantic.
"Under watchful eyes of silent voyeurs"...that line gave me chills, it paints such an exquisite scene.
Another great piece of work, sir.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. Since you are an Aussie, I will share a secret about the lin.. read more
The blue glow of the moonlight on your skin
casts silver shadows on your breast
and reflects the hunger in your eyes
The taste of your sweet flesh
awakens something deep inside my core
And I lose myself in you



Well I lost myself in this poem'!!
Congratulations!! on winning the 'Midnight Magic' contest with this amazing piece
of poetic art....romanticism in tones of darkness ..so beautifully penned!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Fran. I am so honored by your kind words and review. I am so pleased you liked .. read more
Very dark and romantic. It has a sort of beauty to it. Impressive poem without being morbid, gross or obscene. I enjoyed reading your work.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Tina, I am honored by your review. Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot coming fr.. read more
Tina Kline

3 Years Ago

You're very welcome.
Nice poem...one after my own heart of course, dark and gothic yet romantic.quite easy to read yet complex in its delivery.Liked this a lot

Posted 4 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

4 Years Ago

Thank you Rocans! I am always honored and pleased whenever you stop by and offer your comments. We.. read more
Elegant use of words, my friend. Very romantic without being obscene. I like the closing words too.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

4 Years Ago

Hi Anna! Thanks for stopping by to read. I haven't been writing too much lately, too busy at work... read more
Anna L

4 Years Ago

You're always so busy. I'm glad to hear that you're going to slow it down some. I'm currently trying.. read more
Black...morbid...and romantic. You should be proud of this writing. It tells a story and captures the imagination with a feeling of ominous lore and fantasy. I hate cliché vampire stuff, but you took this to another level. Leaving the blood sucking part to the imagination. This was more about the bonding experience between two people that shared something dark and lovely.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Muse. I am honored to receive your review. This may turn out to be my best effo.. read more

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Damien Thibodeaux
Damien Thibodeaux

Atlanta, GA



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Just a poet and lyricist with a dark side. Left-Handed and Right-Minded ADD and OCD Inspired to write by Edgar Allan Poe. Hoping to rock you with a little deviance and southern gothic charm. .. more..

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